Seafarers' Trust Launches First Phone App

By MarEx 2013-01-14 13:52:00

Seafarers worldwide will benefit from the first phone application launched by the Seafarers’ Trust, the charitable arm of the ITF.

John McLeod, acting secretary of the Seafarers’ Trust, said:

“We are delighted to launch this important new service for seafarers, which will help them get the help or information they need more easily.

“Shore Leave is a free, offline app that allows seafarers to store in their smartphones contact details of all the seafarers’ centers around the world. In just a few clicks, seafarers will be able to call the nearest mission for assistance or the SeafarerHelp line for more serious issues. Or they can simply use the app to find information about the Seafarers’ Trust and the International Committee on Seafarers’ Welfare (ICSW), the organization providing the database of seafarers’ centers.”  

The app for Android phones can be downloaded from Android IPlayer here and for BlackBerrys can be downloaded from Blackberry AppWorld here. The app will shortly be rolled out for use on the iPhone.

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Source: http://www.itfglobal.org

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